Jackie Chan says 'I don't know anything' about Hong Kong protests while in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just as Hong Kong police were firing rubber bullets, bean bag rounds, tear gas, and water cannons at thousands of unarmed civilians in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan claimed to be igno...

250,000 sign petition urging Chinese, HK officials who support extradition bill to be barred from US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An online petition calling for the revocation of U.S. citizenship and visas from Chinese and Hong Kong officials who back the controversial extradition bill has received over 2...

Jeremy Lin becomes first Taiwanese-American to win NBA championship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With the victory of the Toronto Raptors over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday evening (June 13), Jeremy Lin has made history as being the first Taiwanese-American, as well...

Taipei 101's top floor opens to public for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time in the 15 year history of Taipei 101, the observation deck will be opened to visitors on Saturday (June 15), announced the building's management team on ...

32 Filipinos rescued from 2 stricken tankers, crew of Taiwan-bound ship in Iran

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 32 Filipino sailors are reportedly safe after the two tankers they were aboard were struck by explosive devices at noon on Thursday (June 13), with the crew of one s...

Senate, House pass pro-Taiwan 2020 defense bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Armed Services Committees of the U.S. House and Senate have now both passed drafts of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020 which calls for improving Taiwa...

Taiwanese tanker sunk by torpedo in Gulf of Oman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An oil tanker chartered by Taiwan’s state oil refiner CPC Corp has reportedly sunk after being "hit by a torpedo" around noon today (June 13), according to a se...

Taiwan Customs seizes record haul of marijuana as checks on US, Canada flights tighten

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As inspections of passengers arriving from the U.S. and Canada have been tightened, Taiwan Customs officers seized from a passenger a record 37 kilograms of marijuana worth nea...

Taiwan President Tsai beats Han by 11%, Ko by 13% in public opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The results of the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) primary poll released today (June 13), show that Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen not only defeated her DPP opponent fo...

Taiwan President Tsai wins DPP primary poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has officially won the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary for the 2020 presidential race, defeating her rival former premier William...

Gangsters with AK-47s hold 9 hostages at car dealership in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two gangsters terrorized the city of Taoyuan Wednesday night (June 13) during a tense 5-hour standoff with police as they took nine people hostage at a used car dealership. ...

Plum rains 'not finished yet,' Taiwan issues heavy rain alert for 13 counties, cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) says that a plum rain front which has been lashing Taiwan for days is "not finished yet" and has issued a heavy rain advisory for 13 ...

'Taiwan stands with all freedom-loving people in Hong Kong': Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news that Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets at protesters on Wednesday (June 12), Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen posted a tweet condemning the act and support...

Hong Kong protester shot in eye by rubber bullet as police fire into crowds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As police have begun to use force to try to break the will of protestors trying to halt a controversial extradition law in Hong Kong today, reports are starting to stream in of...

Snorkeler busted for stomping on endangered sea turtle in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A snorkeler was arrested on Monday (June 10) for stomping on an endangered green sea turtle on an island in the far south of Taiwan, announced the Southern Branch of the Coast ...